Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Dave Buczkowski

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 50
Volunteers / Re: COVID-19 (aka "coronavirus") and the WW&F...
« on: May 31, 2020, 08:05:40 PM »

On May 29, 2020 Governor Mills issued Executive Order No. 55 FY 19/20. As of June 1 gatherings have been increased from 10 to 50.

What does this mean for the WW&F Railway? As of tomorrow up to 50 volunteers at a time from Maine or who have quarantined in Maine for 14 days or longer will be allowed to come to the railroad. If you decide to come you will be expected to social distance and to wear a mask where appropriate. (Plug - the gift shop has WW&F masks available for a very reasonable $15.00). Meals will not be served so you will be on your own.

For all of our sakes, please take your temperature before you leave for the railroad. If it is above normal, please stay home. Also, if you feel sick, have a cough, are sneezing or have lost your sense of smell, again, please stay home. Please remember many of our volunteers fall into high risk categories. Think of them if not yourself. Use your common sense!

We have an immediate need to ballast parts of the Mountain Extension where the track has suffered sun kinking. We would like to start ballast trains now that Mike has repaired the culverts. The crack weekday crew along with James and his Saturday crew have laid out ties, spiked and ballasted the track over the repairs so ballast trains should be able to start running this coming Saturday.

I know we are all anxious to gather at Sheepscot but let’s remember to do this responsibly.

Finally, we still plan to open to the public on August 8. Much needs to be done to prepare for the public. We’ve been working hard to plan for the opening.

Thanks for your anticipated cooperation.

Dave Buczkowski

Volunteers / Re: COVID-19 (aka "coronavirus") and the WW&F...
« on: May 29, 2020, 10:44:45 PM »
I bought two today. One became an anniversary gift for my bride...

Museum Discussion / Re: What are the benefits of Membership?
« on: May 26, 2020, 08:41:49 PM »
Welcome aboard! To echo and amplify Wayne, not only will you find life long friends but you will become family. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without the Spring and Fall Work Weekends. Of course, family includes weird uncles and crazy cousins. Our family is one you look forward to seeing.
Thanks for joining us.

General Discussion / Re: Who Am I? or, Let's Introduce Ourselves
« on: May 26, 2020, 08:24:44 PM »
Very impressive Dan! Glad to have you aboard.

Volunteers / Re: May 2020 Work reports
« on: May 03, 2020, 03:17:39 PM »
So we don’t get carried away with all this new-fangled computer/Zoom marlarkey I have tasked John McNamara and Stewart Rhine to come up with a remote meeting solution that is compatible with our mag phone system. And no lithium batteries either!

Volunteers / Re: March 2020 Work Reports
« on: March 21, 2020, 08:34:45 PM »
That happened when the president came through on his inspection tour to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 edict.

Volunteers / Re: March 2020 Work Reports
« on: March 07, 2020, 10:19:53 PM »
We also removed the south truck from Brian’s boxcar (51?) and then removed it’s north wheel set for switching with a wheel set from #9’s tender (with Brian’s gracious permission). We includes Bryce, Dan, Wayne, HWMNBN, Jason, Gawdon along with my encouragement and cheering. Brendan also provided tractor support for moving the wheel set out of the way which I rigged (meaning I slipped the lifting belt around the axle).
Dan and Bryce also had fun heating recalcitrant nuts until they were red hot. Fun with a torch! We all then rabidly watched the hot nuts burrow through remaining ground ice. We’re easily amused in Sheepscot these days....

Volunteers / Re: February 2020 Work Reports
« on: March 05, 2020, 10:54:46 PM »
By “helping” Fred means “supervising” from his chair

Volunteers / Re: March 2020 Work Reports
« on: March 04, 2020, 10:41:20 AM »
Is there anyone planning on being at Sheepscot on Saturday that knows how to use a floor sander? Asking for a friend.

Other Narrow Gauge / Re: EBT is SOLD! New non-profit to open RR in 2021
« on: February 24, 2020, 10:51:40 AM »
I just joined as well. It's still not simple as you have to create an account but, then what is these days!

We did have an interesting conversation about incorporating a conveyor system like the photo.

Volunteers / Re: February 2020 Work Reports
« on: January 30, 2020, 10:20:41 AM »
I won't be there right at 8:00 but will be fashionably soon thereafter. I may have a sidekick as well but I'll let him speak for himself.

Volunteers / Re: January 2020 Work Reports
« on: January 25, 2020, 10:05:47 PM »
Then there was that 11:45 a.m. singing phone call from the Big E to Fred... The three part harmony wowed the crowd in the Young Building.

Volunteers / Re: January 2020 Work Reports
« on: January 24, 2020, 08:20:08 PM »
Do we have any way of knowing where our guests are coming from? Presumably local but who knows.

Museum Discussion / Re: Finding the WW&F on Facebook
« on: January 22, 2020, 11:10:06 PM »
Way to go Stewart and Cindy! We reached 10,000 followers because you keep it fresh and relevant. Updating the site as often as you do is not easy. Like rust, you never sleep. We owe you a lot for attracting so many followers. Now, on to 20,000!

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 50